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    Russian Ex-policeman Convicted as CIA Spy
    Nov12

    Russian Ex-policeman Convicted as CIA Spy

    A court in Moscow has convicted a former policeman and sentenced him to 13 years in prison for passing state secrets to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday that Yevgeny Chistov admitted he was a CIA spy for three years and pleaded guilty to charges of treason. Chistov was a police...

    Ukraine Military Jet Crashes During Training, Killing Pilot
    Nov11

    Ukraine Military Jet Crashes During Training, Killing Pilot

    A Soviet-designed Su-25 jet aircraft crashed in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday during a training exercise, killing its pilot, the Ukrainian military said. The incident took place at around 0800 GMT in the Zaporizhya region, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) from Kyiv, a defense ministry spokesman said, without specifying the cause of the crash....

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media

    Maxim Eristavi is an openly gay Ukrainian journalist who worked for Russian state media, and has been covering Ukraine for news outlets since day one of the Euromaidan uprising in 2014. Now he warns that Ukraine’s media are on a slippery slope as they drop inconvenient facts to protect the country’s image – something he says he has...

    Germany, France See Progress in Ukraine Peace Talks
    Nov07

    Germany, France See Progress in Ukraine Peace Talks

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to complete a withdrawal of heavy weaponry from their frontlines in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday after a round of peace talks in Berlin. More than 8,000 people have been killed in fighting between Kyiv’s forces and the separatists in...

    Problems Ahead as Europe Develops New Security Strategy
    Nov05

    Problems Ahead as Europe Develops New Security Strategy

    German Brigadier General Erich Vad, a security adviser to his country’s chancellor from 2007-13, is worried that Russia’s increasing willingness to project its power abroad could cause big problems for Europe. Divisions within the European Union and the shifting sands of global power have prompted the EU to re-assess its security...

    NATO Chief Sounds Alarm Over Russian Buildup
    Nov05

    NATO Chief Sounds Alarm Over Russian Buildup

    NATO’s secretary-general sounded the alarm Thursday over the build-up of Russian military forces from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean and called on the U.S.-led alliance to come up with a response. Jens Stoltenberg said the Russians have concentrated military forces in Kaliningrad, the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean, where they...

    Juncker: Ukraine Must Reform to Get EU Visa-free Travel
    Nov05

    Juncker: Ukraine Must Reform to Get EU Visa-free Travel

    The European Union wants Ukraine to pass a set of judiciary and human rights reforms before granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free access to the 28 countries of the bloc, the head of the EU Commission told Ukraine’s president in a letter on Thursday. Grappling with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country and a shattered...

    Western Officials: Russia’s Syria Gamble Faces Increasing Odds
    Nov05

    Western Officials: Russia’s Syria Gamble Faces Increasing Odds

    The battle between Syrian forces — backed by Russian air power — and rebel fighters played itself out on social media over the course of several hours. “Reports that Jaysh Al-Fatah has began its long-awaited offensive on Morek,this is going to be decisive,” tweeted Abdel Rahman, a self-described history major with more than 3,300 followers, who...

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay
    Nov04

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay

    Ukraine risks losing the support of its Western backers if squabbles between the government and parliament delay or derail its reform efforts, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. Ukraine has promised to revamp its tax system under an International Monetary Fund-led bailout program. But a failure to agree the size of tax cuts has...

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine
    Nov04

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine

    A top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that there have been signs that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are pulling back some of their weapons. “We are now starting to see for the first time some pullback of Russian and separatist weapons,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told a hearing in the U.S. House of...

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